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It's Not About Race, It's About Rights - North Shore Mayor

It's Not About Race, It's About Rights - North Shore Mayor

The slogan for today's Hikoi "It's not about race, it's about rights" sums up much of what the super city debate is all about says North Shore City Mayor Andrew Williams.

Sex Offender Appeals Admissibility Of Video Evidence

Sex Offender Appeals Admissibility Of Video Evidence

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A videoed police interview with a convicted sex offender was prejudicial to his trial and should have been edited before it was shown to a jury, the offender's lawyer told the Court of Appeal in Wellington today.

Supreme Court Rules ACC Can't Be Topped Up

Supreme Court Rules ACC Can't Be Topped Up

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Supreme Court has ruled judges cannot order reparation payments that "top up" ACC 80 percent payments after a Christchurch doctor appealed against paying $20,500 reparation to a woman injured by a mattress which flew off his car trailer.

Forensic Expert Says Robin Bain's Wound Close Contact

Forensic Expert Says Robin Bain's Wound Close Contact

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A professor from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne has agreed with crown pathologist Dr Alexander Dempster that the wound to Robin Bain's head was a contact wound.

Maori Find Solutions To Own Food Security Problems

Maori Find Solutions To Own Food Security Problems

25 May 2009 - A new toolkit detailing and celebrating projects to improve food security for Maori is being launched by the Obesity Action Coalition today.

New Chair For Construction Industry Council

New Chair For Construction Industry Council

25 May 2009 - Pieter Burghout, Chief Executive of the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) will act as Chair of the Construction Industry Council for three to six months while a review of the Council's role and structure is completed and a new Chair can be elected.

Priest Escapes Conviction Completing Diversion

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A Catholic priest who defaced an Israeli monument during a protest has escaped conviction after completing tasks set by police to earn a diversion.

Man Charged With Turangi Murder Gets Name Suppression

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A 35-year-old man charged with the murder of 25-year-old James Galloway in Turangi on Saturday has been remanded in custody until next month.

The man was granted interim name suppression when he appeared in Taupo District Court today.

Bay Hopper Name To Stay

Bay Hopper Name To Stay

25 May 2009 - A deal has been struck between Environment Bay of Plenty and Bayline Group Ltd to keep the name 'Bay Hopper' for the new Tauranga urban bus service.

Environment Bay of Plenty has entered into a purchase agreement to buy the trademark as of 1 June 2009.

ORC Urging People In Milton And Arrowtown To Take Up Clean Heat Assistance

ORC Urging People In Milton And Arrowtown To Take Up Clean Heat Assistance

25 May 2009 - The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging residents in Milton and Arrowtown to apply for assistance for insulation and heating appliances from its Clean Heat Clean Air programme.